Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Scottish Bagpipes

When talking about Bagpipes, one may think of the Scottish Great Highland Bagpipe. Why? Because for common people, it is not only music instrument itself, but also a representative of the traditional culture of the Scottish Highland. It is said that the local tribes started using the Bagpipes to make the friendly contacts with each other in 17th century, in order to combine their powers together to resist invasions of other nations. The Great Highland Bagpipe has been an indispensable part of Scottish culture for a long time and still plays an important role of the whole society today. Thank you very much Joan for sending me the nice card via Postcrossing! The stamps is one of the set issued in 2013 devoted to the bicentenary of the publication of Jane Austen’s most famous novel Pride and Prejudice.